Research - Recent Awards

Department of Medicine research faculty and staff will lead seven new research projects recently funded by the 2019 UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Awards program . The program encourages early-stage investigators to pursue preliminary data for larger studies, supports innovative directions in clinical and translational research, and...
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), which is a clearinghouse of information about research funding to medical institutions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released their 2018 rankings of medical schools and departments. The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine has climbed to 15th in the nation...
The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) has been awarded a five-year, $19 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enable in-depth study of molecular hallmarks of the disease in the brain and spinal fluid. The additional funding will expand capacity for in-depth tests for biomarkers...
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and debilitating disease in which the body's immune system becomes dysfunctional, inappropriately attacking joint tissue and causing inflammation. A new research study is focusing on several as-yet-unsolved mysteries in the immunology of rheumatoid arthritis. Miriam Shelef, MD, PhD (pictured above), assistant professor, Rheumatology, has been...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured above), professor, Infectious Disease and vice chair for research, has been awarded $5.1M over 5 years (U01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a proposal entitled, "Fecal Microbiota Transplant for C. difficile Infection in Solid Organ Transplant...
Dudley Lamming, PhD (pictured above and at upper right), assistant professor, and Matthew Merrins, PhD (pictured at lower right), assistant professor, both of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, have been awarded $1.9M over 5 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging for a proposal entitled, "Comparative...
Barbara Bendlin, PhD (pictured above), associate professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Bradley Christian, PhD , professor, Department of Medical Physics, and Sterling Johnson, PhD , professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, have been awarded $3.7M over 5 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging for a proposal entitled,...
Timothy Baker, PhD , emeritus professor, General Internal Medicine and research director, UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, and James Stein, MD , professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, have been awarded $1.8M over 4 years (R01 award) from the National Institutes of Health-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a proposal...
Sanjay Asthana, MD (pictured above), professor and head, Geriatrics and Gerontology and associate dean for Geriatrics, has been appointed as principal investigator of proposal entitled, "Wisconsin Longitudinal Study - Initial Lifetime's Impact on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (WLS-ILIAD Study)" which is receiving $13.5M over 5 years (R01 award) from...
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD , assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, has been awarded nearly $840,000 over 5 years from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging (K23 award) for a proposal entitled, "Novel Therapeutic Interventions for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Comorbid Dysphagia." The funding will support Dr. Rogus-Pulia's career...